Missing 14-Year-Old Girl Found Safe

A missing 14-year-old girl from Winthrop, Massachusetts, has been found safe.

Mackenzie McGrath had last been seen at home on Sagamore Avenue around 4 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators believe the teen left on her own.

"An abduction is ruled out at this point in the investigation. Based on investigative records, we feel that any child age 14 who's not at school or at home is endangered," Winthrop Police Chief Terence Delehanty said.

Around 9:45 p.m., police confirmed that McGrath had been located in Winthrop and was unharmed.

A United States Coast Guard helicopter and two search and rescue boats were seen sweeping the shoreline of Winthrop Beach earlier in the day. Several neighborhoods were also searched.

"They've been making sweeps down towards Lynn and each time they come back they're a little further out in the water so they’re obviously doing some type of a search," Joanne Anderson of Winthrop said.

Neighbors and residents were growing increasingly concerned as McGrath remained missing hours later.

"With grandchildren, I can just imagine what the parents and the grandparents would be going through with something like this. It's horrifying," Anderson said.

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